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- for a moment, I read that as "Comic Variance | Editor's Note:"Jun 26, 2012
- Comic Variance would probably be an awesome blog.Jun 26, 2012
- Yeah, I was almost disappointed when the page started rendering after I clicked the link. If there were a bayesian sense of humor detector, it would probably be a great comment filter!Jun 26, 2012
- "Ours is a highly idiosyncratic and demanding blog, which only an elite few will appreciate."
Do you consider Robert B. Laughlin, Nobel Laureate in Physics, endowed chair in physics, Stanford University one of the elite because he insists there is an aether.
“It is ironic that Einstein’s most creative work, the general theory of relativity, should boil down to conceptualizing space as a medium when his original premise [in special relativity] was that no such medium existed [..] The word ‘ether’ has extremely negative connotations in theoretical physics because of its past association with opposition to relativity. This is unfortunate because, stripped of these connotations, it rather nicely captures the way most physicists actually think about the vacuum. . . . Relativity actually says nothing about the existence or nonexistence of matter pervading the universe, only that any such matter must have relativistic symmetry. [..] It turns out that such matter exists. About the time relativity was becoming accepted, studies of radioactivity began showing that the empty vacuum of space had spectroscopic structure similar to that of ordinary quantum solids and fluids. Subsequent studies with large particle accelerators have now led us to understand that space is more like a piece of window glass than ideal Newtonian emptiness. It is filled with ‘stuff’ that is normally transparent but can be made visible by hitting it sufficiently hard to knock out a part. The modern concept of the vacuum of space, confirmed every day by experiment, is a relativistic ether. But we do not call it this because it is taboo.” – Robert B. Laughlin, Nobel Laureate in Physics, endowed chair in physics, Stanford UniversityJun 26, 2012
- 'Giant dark matter bridge between galaxy clusters discovered'
"A giant string of invisible dark matter has been discovered across the universe between a pair of galaxy clusters."
'It' exists between galaxy clusters because it is the aether.
More evidence there is no such thing as non-baryonic dark matter traveling with matter. Matter moves through and displaces the aether.Jul 5, 2012